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VC & WG Side Meeting CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Welcome & objectives Reinforced support and feedback for VCs and WGs SIT-27 side meeting was productive and follow-up telcon series CEOS SEC VC report SIT-28 meeting contents selected from VC & WG leadership suggestions – debating and progressing topics of common interest VCs & WGs asked to moderate & contribute
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Agenda Objectives & Actions VC Membership, composition & sustainability (SST, OST, OCR…)* VC Portals Study (CNES)* WGCV Collaboration with VCs (WGCV) 2015 deliverables (B Smith, GEOSEC, OCR..)* GEO Blue Planet Task (CEO, OST) Preview of Data Discovery & Access SIT-28 (WGISS)* Wrap selection of VC/WG choice topic for discussion at SIT-28 speakers & content readied for their topics (marked *)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Action status ALL ACTION to provide any comments on the VC portal from Steven Hosford.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Action status SST ACTION SST-VC to advise the SIT Chair team if there are any specific ways it can be of support in helping ensure GEO capabilities over the Indian Ocean. - SST-VC asks that the SIT Chair request that all space agencies with SST capabilities or SST interests actively participate in the SST-VC, especially those with GEO capabilities over the Indian Ocean. WGISS ACTION Steven Hosford to coordinate reporting back to Satoko Miura and the SIT Chair Team from the Ground Station Coordination Board meeting (through either Mirko Albani/ESA or Richard Moreno/WGISS Vice) ACTION Steven Hosford to circulate any materials he has which might help to explain the ESA position on CWIC-HMA interaction
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Action status WGCapD ACTION Jacob Sutherlun to keep the SIT Chair Team apprised of the status of discussions on the release of SRTM data for the planned Kenya workshop (ongoing – inclusion of other types of high resolution DEM data being looked at) ACTION Jacob Sutherlun and Hilcéa Ferreira to contact Humbulani Mudau, who’s secondment to GEOSEC is ending, and who will be returning to South Africa and has offered to support the EO e-learning course there.(Superseded – Nale Mudau is now contact)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Action status WGCV ACTION Stephen Ward to ensure that WGCV is connected with Miriam Baltuck, who is leading the development of the GFOI Methods and Guidance
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Action status OCR ACTION Paula to summarise the feedback from discussion at IOCCG on the IN-SITU OCR, and the polar and GEO OCR requirements, and provide suggestions for the SIT Chair team for discussion topics at SIT-28. PROVIDED & UPLOADED ACTION Paula to summarise the IOCCG response to the operational oceanography paper. COMMENTS PROVIDED
VC Membership, Composition & Sustainability G. Dyke/SIT Chair Team, C. Donlon and K. Casey/SST-VC, M. Dowell/WGClimate CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Overview Update on VC membership status and gaps Status of VC engagement with respective science teams Motives, perceived benefits and risks Discussion
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Key Questions for Discussion What is motivating the move for some VCs to engage related science teams? Are there lessons for other VCs & do we need a more systematic approach to engagement?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 VC Membership Status Approximate VC Membership PC: ~20 LSI: ~20 ACC: ~15 CEOS, ~100 more generally (academia, etc.) SST: ~10 (all members also GHRSST members) OSVW: ~20 OST: ? OCR: ?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Changes in Gaps Since SIT-27 PC: No change (CMA, ROSHYDROMET) LSI: Link to WGClimate established through John Dwyer Links to SDCG being clarified ACC: Fuxiang Huang at CMA/NSMC indicated he will attend No progress with Russia SST Added CSIRO/BoM and WGCV Still seeking ISRO, CONAE, NRSCC, NSMC/CMA, Roskosmos, KARI, SANSA
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 OSVW: No change (SOA, CMA, ROSHYDROMET, ROSKOSMOS) No response to CEOS leadership letter last year to China EUMETSAT progress with SOA bi-laterally OST: SIT-27 Status CNSA/China (OSTST participation, HY-2A, HY- 2B, SARAL/AltiKa) ESA (OSTST participation) OCR: SIT-27 Status Instrument Science Teams – various CEOS agencies Changes in Gaps Since SIT-27
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 VCs and Science Teams VCScience Team(s) VC-ST InterfaceFormal Coordination Status SSTGHRSSTAll SST-VC members are in GHRSST. GHRSST established SST-VC. OSVWIOVWSTPaul Chang/NOAADialog initiated at 2012 IOVWST meeting in Utrecht. OCRIOCCG CEOS Associate Mark Dowell/JRC Paula Bontempi/NASA OCR-VC members frequently presented at IOCCG. Coordination potential on ECV generation in support of GCOS OSTOST-STPascal Bonnefond/France Joshua Willis NASA JPL OST-ST is part of the formal 4-party agreement covering up to Jason-3. OST-ST has expressed some desire to expand beyond current 4 parties.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 VCs and Science Teams VCScience Team(s)VC-ST InterfaceFormal Coordination Status PCNASA and JAXA PMM-STs, M-T IST, CGMS-IPWG, GEWEX NASA, JAXA, U. of Nagoya, CNES, LEGOS- OMP/CNRS, UCAR, CSU STs have participated PC-VC since its inception in 2007, contributing to the PC- VC IP, work plans and reporting, and CEOS GCOS IP response. PC-VC workshops held on the sidelines of the NASA PMM ST meetings to facilitate participation. ACCSPARC, IOC, mission science teams, GCOS, European Carbonsat MAG Ongoing collaborative efforts with SPARC, IOC and others LSILand cover mission STs, land-derived ECV groups, GOFC- GOLD InformalFormative
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Motivation OCR was well aligned; SST was aligned by design; OST & OSVW, are looking to better align with key science teams PC also has links ACC and LSI more diffuse What is the motivation for this engagement? Is this indicative of a bigger issue with the current geometry for all VCs?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Benefits There are multiple benefits to links between CEOS VCs/WGs and domain specific international science working groups They provide the scientific underpinning to CEOS agency activities in the international context They can provide independent oversight on activities where this is required They provide a international consolidation of “scientific user requirements” for CEOS agency datasets and products
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Benefits CEOS has implicitly taken advantage of these relationships through a variety of mechanisms Existing links with VCs WGs The international Science Working Groups being existing CEOS associate members Do we need to define a systematic approach to addressing the relationship between CEOS and these organizations? NB: there is no pre-judged opinion on this
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Mapping Existing Relationships CEOS EntityISWGLink OCR-VCIOCCGAssociate member WGClimateWCRP activitiesAssociate member SST-VCGHRSSTCatalyst for VC OST-VCOSTST ? OSVW-VCOSVWST? PC-VCPrecip. STsFormative and on going contributions to the VC ACC-VC… LSI-VC…
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Cautions No need to force these relationships – there should be mutual benefit on both sides Where the VCs (in particular) feel they have productive existing relationship with science groups CEOS should not force any imposed mechanism of interaction Where availability it may be relevant for CEOS to identify “umbrella” organizations (e.g. WCRP) to interface with.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Cautions These interactions may come with (additional) expectations for CEOS Agencies to resource the activities of these groups – this may not be negative if it is done in a way to maximize the benefit to CEOS. We may need to be wary of individual PIs using these fora as a means to advocate support for their own activities.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Discussion What is motivating the move for some VCs to engage related science teams? Is this indicative of a broader trend or issue? Do we need to define a systematic approach to addressing the relationship between CEOS and these organizations?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Examples – Backup for Discussion Climate GHRSST – SST-VC
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Example: The Climate Perspective There are several ongoing activities in WGClimate that would benefit from the independent oversight of external scientific bodies: Metrics – assessing the maturity of products In depth assessments, ECV inter-comparisons WGClimate is working on these topics both: Internally with the VCs (pilots SST and OCR) Externally with the domain specific science groups – through links to the VCs and with the WCRP Data Advisory Council
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Example: The Climate Perspective Still work in progress, but potential roles, on assessments, could include: WCRP-DAC define best practices Combined domain science group and VC teams undertake actual assessments WGClimate ensures the process is progressing and adequately resourced and make the links for additional ECVs GCOS/WCRP Panels provide overall review of the process – include results in GCOS Adequacy Reports
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 GHRSST – SST-VC Experience SST-VC is the GHRSST representative to CEOS, and vice-versa, with some defined tasks to report on to CEOS ST members are not typically funded to attend SIT, CEOS Plenary, or other CEOS meetings Funded to do science, make products, and at best attend a GHRSST Science Team meeting Ideally CEOS agencies as a group, and individually, would treat the VCs like a physical extension of their actual agencies, with appropriate levels of support
“VC Portals” Study Steven Hosford, Pedro Gonçalves CNES CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March GEO Web Portal
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March GEOSS Resources Access to GEOSS Resources (EC, Italy, Japan, USA, ESA, ICSU, IEEE, OGC) * ~430 components registered (datasets, systems & portals) Over 14M resources New: PANGAEA, WIS GISC DWD, GENESI-DEC, Compusult Catalog Gradual integration of DataCORE pledges
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March GEOSS Data-CORE GEOSS Data Collection of Open Resources for Everyone Over 14’700 Data-CORE resources visible & accessible via GEO Portal Contributions need to increase Critical to advancing data sharing Data Sharing Principles Full and Open Exchange of Data Data and Products at Minimum Time delay and Minimum Cost Free of Charge or Cost of Reproduction
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March VC portals study objectives Improve discovery and download access of space data collections Identify and evaluate access to datasets belonging to each VC Which satellite/sensor combinations belong to each VC What is the status of the data collections they generate compliancy with the GEOSS data access characterizations (e.g. DataCORE) – link to SEO Data policy study discoverability from the GEOSS Common Infra or CEOS level infrastructure Provide feedback (guidance) and support to improve the catalogue and product access and registration (CWIC, HMA interoperability) Examine the need for a more proactive approach from CEOS leadership In collaboration with WGISS and SEO and with full buy-in from VCs this work should eventually lead to improved CEOS and Virtual Constellations footprint in GEOSS Initial recommendations presented at WGISS-35 (Brazil 6-10 May 2013)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Virtual Constellations Space and ground segment capabilities operating together in a coordinated manner Overlapping in coverage and domains in order to meet a common set of Earth Observation requirements Demonstrate the value of a collaborative partnership in addressing a key observational gaps in order to achieve sustainability Constellations deal with several activities within CEOS and link directly into specific GEOSS space segment requirements, e.g. Precipitation Virtual Constellation contributes to the GEOSS targets of 3-hourly global precipitation measurements and Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM).
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Potential impact of using VCs Improve search capabilities beyond free-text Mimic mainstream search engines with ordering/relevance of search results: Geospatial and temporal domain Usage patterns Applications and linkages of collections CEOS Virtual Constellations have great potential in establishing link between data collections and application domains improve links between collections (find one, suggest another) interoperability for cross-search / relation (link a product with data and space-time equivalent product, link products with auxiliary data) introducing domain “intelligence” into search and access
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Precipitation Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) SSMIS instruments on U.S. DMSP satellites AMSR-2 on JAXA’s GCOM-W1 satellite MADRAS, SAPHIR - Megha-Tropiques (CNES and ISRO) Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) instrument (NOAA-19) MHS on the MetOp series of satellites (EUMETSAT) ATMS instruments - NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP) Microwave imager planned for the DWSS Actions: Confirm listing Need to identify particular datasets from these missions Data accessibility to be tested
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Land Surface Imaging Instruments/Datasets CBERS, LANDSAT, RESOURCESAT, SPOT, ALOS, RADARSAT, ENVISAT Contributions to the deployment of GEO Forest Carbon Tracking Initiative Most of the collections have already a discovery mechanism LSI data access portal Challenges to come – seamless discovery and access to Landsat-8/Sentinel-2 data Actions Confirm listing Need to identify particular datasets from these missions
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Atmospheric Composition Appropriate UV/VIS and IR/microwave radiances of TOMS (1979~), SBUV (1979~), HIRS (1979~), GOME, GOME-2(1996~), MIPAS, SCIAMACHY ( ) OMI (2003~), TES ( ) NASA GOZCARDS project SBUV and Total Ozone Mapping Spectr. (TOMS) (1970~). OMI / TROPOMI (2004~) OMPS (Ozone Mapper Profiler Suite) (1982~) IASi (IR At. Sounding Interferometer), Metop-A/B (2006~) Actions: Confirm listing Have already search and data access mechanism Data accessibility and flow needs to be tested
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Ocean Surface Topography ERS1/2, ENVISAT and CryoSat Radar Altimeter OSTM/Jason-2 (/1), SARAL (Satellite with ARGOS and AltiKa) - ISRO/CNES, Haiyang-2A (CNSA) Several data distribution portals (AVISO, RADS, NODC, EUMETSAT) Some collections are discoverable and online Portals already distribute multi-mission products, added- value of CEOS? VC Near Real Time requirement ?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Ocean Surface Vector Winds METOP (EUMETSAT) OCEANSAT (ISRO) Haiyang-2A (CNSA) Actions: Confirm listing Need to identify particular datasets from those missions Common areas within the ocean related VCs (e.g. ocean topography)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Ocean Colour Radiometry Particularity of focusing on upper level global data products (e.g. level 3, 4) instead of the instrument level products (level 1 and 2) SIMBIOS (NASA), GlobColour (ESA), ChloroGIN (POGO- GEO-GOOS), SAFARI (CSA/GEO) Actions: Confirm list and data processing level Evaluate data accessibility Severals portals already exist (continuity?), CEOS added-value?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Sea Surface Temperature Large list of collections: Meteosat, ERS, POES, TRMM, INSAT, OCEANSAT-1, Terra, GOES, NMP, Envisat, Aqua, FY-1, Coriolis/Windsat, KALPANA-1, FY-2, MTSAT, EPS, HY-1, FY-3, Meteor, COMS, GOMS/ELECTRO, HY-2, SAC, NPP, GCOM- W, Sentinel-3, FY-4, GCOM-C, JPSS, MTG-I Actions Need of further analysis and input from VC to prioritize data collections Identify data portals and evaluate data accessibility
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Next Steps Establish contact with each VC (during the next 2 days hopefully) Validate primary data collections listing Validate specific requirements (NRT, processing level) Define priority data collections Evaluate and test Data discovery and online access methods (machine to machine discovery and access) Define data flows scenarios (discover collection to access products) Demonstrate workflow scenarios (access and process data)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Thanks for your feedback / thoughts on these proposals Steven Hosford Pedro Gonçalves
WGCV collaboration with the VCs Dr. Satish Srivastava WGCV Chair Canadian Space Agency (CSA) CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes The 35th WGCV Plenary, held jointly with the 34th WGISS Plenary, was hosted by ISRO in Hyderabad, India from September Transition of WGCV Chair from Gregory Stensaas (USGS) to Satish Srivastava (CSA) for period. Election of Albrecht von Bargen (DLR) as WGCV Vice-chair for period and then Chair for period. WGCV and WGISS agreed for some joint-efforts Highlights of agreed joint-efforts: 1.Evaluation of data quality metadata fields for sensors/products + definition of requirements 2.CEOS WGCV Test Site information access in CWIC/IDN 3.Develop CEOS Quality Indicators 4.Define ECV quality information and implementation process for metadata and associated documentation 5.Identify key players from VCs to support WGCV/WGISS tasks 6.Update current and develop new CEOS Showcases – DEM Quality Information System (DEMqis) proposed 7.Continue to work with WGISS on data and information access
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes Main Recommendations from WGCV-35 to CEOS: 1 a) CEOS agencies to support in developing and maintaining recommended instrumentation at the recommended CEOS Cal/Val test sites for IVOS, LPV, and SAR. 1 b) To provide routine data via sensor acquisition plans over the CEOS recommended sites 1 c) To provide free access to data acquired over CEOS sites to CEOS member agencies for calibration purposes, preferably via CWIC. 2 a) To provide a process for supplying resources/funding/support for ground networks and field campaigns 2 b) To provide resources required to enable comparisons of radiometers used for validation of 1) SST and 2) OC to be organized in 2014 (preparations to commence in 2013) in support of VCs and derivation of ECVs.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 WGCV-35 Plenary Outcomes 3) To encourage members to provide resource to lead and encourage widespread implementation of QA4EO principles within current and future activities of CEOS members facilitated by the new UKSA QA4EO Secretariat. -> Some details, see below 4)WGCV and WGC to work together to establish consistent interpretation of GCOS ECV requirements and analysis methodology for accuracy and stability monitoring, and to support validation processes of ECVs. -> Some details, see below Main Recommendations from WGCV-35 to CEOS:... continued
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 QA4EO A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation QA4EO is a consequence from a known need for interoperability in quality and consistency. QA4EO is included in GEO work plan QA4EO is a direct CEOS response to GEO Task DA & DA-09-01a: GEOSS Quality Assurance Strategy, now in: IN-02 Earth Data Sets C1 QA4EO implementation plan is currently in a revision process and will be discussed during the WGCV plenary. The interaction of WGCV and the other WGs and VCs wrt QA4EO is outlined. Side meeting with VCs and WGs to detail the way forward
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Recent activities: With funding support from UKSA and NPL, UK for two years a new QA4EO Secretariat has been formed at NPL (Sec. Contact: Niall Origo, Request for Participation into QA4EO: Letter sent on Jan. 22 nd, 2013 to CEOS and GEO members. Two QA4EO Implementation meetings via teleconference were held on February 12 and 26, 2013 QA4EO Team Structure now established: CEOS QA4EO Implementation Task Force o Will have regular teleconference/Web-Ex communication to define action tasks as required for implementation. CEOS QA4EO Management Team o Will meet as and when required via teleconference/Web-Ex communication to provide priority and guidance to the task force and in return be informed of new and on-going initiatives. GEO Implementation Task Force o Will meet as and when required via teleconference/Web-Ex communication to provide the interface with the CEOS implementation teams and helps coordinate CEOS+GEO efforts. QA4EO A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 QA4EO A Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation Output of teleconference: Review of implementation plan Identify areas of with known issues Either correct or comment on issues depending on how contentious they are Identify related activities NASA Earth Science Data Working Group ISO standards PROV-ES (Provenance Earth Science) Extend membership to these groups Refocusing of QA4EO tasks and subtasks (outlined in the implementation plan) to be performed in the short term. Identification of potential case studies and points of contact for those. Examples of the use of Maturity Matrices (e.g. WGC). Identification of outreach opportunities (both policy and technical level) – interaction with WGCapD. For details and documentation, Visit
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 QA4EO Interactions and case study plans with VCs and WGs Key Implementation strategy is to increase uptake through provision of example case studies and advice. To establish a set of case studies: WGCV (& QA4EO implementation team) request from agencies, VCs etc. examples of existing QA best practice consistent with QA4EO principles Ideas where such activities are in progress and could be adopted Activities in need of improved QA and where there is a desire and resource to develop QA4EO team (through secretariat): Provide advise on how to implement QA4EO Work with agency, VC, WG to write and promote short case study from supplied information Initial examples proposed: - SST with VC-SST and WGC - LEO-GEO inter-calibration with WMO GSICS - Maturity Matrix as QA status check/reporting mechanism with NOAA & WGC - Sentinel 2 Radiometric calibration tool with ESA More ideas/examples welcomed:
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Interaction with WGClimate on ECVs WGCV-35 Recommendation is Develop WGCV and WGC interface group to establish consistent interpretation of GCOS ECV requirements and analysis methodology for accuracy and stability monitoring, and to support validation processes of ECVs In detail: WGCV can offer expertise on calibration to support the L1b data records by its sub-groups IVOS, SAR, and MS WGCV can offer expertise on validation on product level with emphasis on Atmospheric ECVs by the AC sub-group Terrestrial ECVs by the LPV sub-group (Sub-group chair LPV has been invited to WGC meeting in Ashville 2012) Oceanographic ECVs are also included in IOCCG which is also interacting with CEOS, currently with IVOS An mechanism between both WGs for know-how exchange should be settled WGCV will also internally discuss how to ensure the work-flow WGC PoC to WGCV is currently WGCV Vice-chair
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Upcoming WGCV-36 Plenary Hosted by the Academy of Opto-Electronics (AOE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Shanghai, China, May 13-17, 2013 Registration is now closed but late comers are welcomed. More information on WGCV website: please visit For more information, please contact WGCV-Secretariat:
2015 Deliverables CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March deliverables 10-year implementation plan for the GEOSS ends in 2015 CSS study of VCs focused on their capacity and intentions to provide deliverables – SIT dialogue with VCs/WGs in 2012 has continued this discussion: what can we deliver to CEOS & GEO Member national governments? The VCs and WGs are the delivery teams of CEOS Delivery plans have been updated – this session takes a look at the combined output (from 1-pagers input for SIT-28) – with a view to considering standardisation and consistency in deliverables, milestones and activities for improved communication and management
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March deliverables – space segment Space Segment ACC * Geostationary AQ Constellation Coordination (Sentinel-4, TEMPO, GEMS) * Greenhouse Gas Constellation * Limb scattering ozone profile measurement coordination LSI - OCR - OST * Ensure launch of Jason-3 in March 2015 latest, so as to preserve continuity of the reference measurement * Timely program approval of Jason-CS in Europe and in the US to ensure long-term availability of the reference measurement * Maintain focus on new technology as in SWOT and ensure its continuity with the Jason-series by including a Jason-class nadir altimeter in the SWOT payload OSVW * In 2013 ASCAT-B becomes the primary operational mission and ASCAT-A remains in operations as a hot stand- by. Tandem operations beyond 2014 under discussion. Planning: absolute calibration of ASCAT-B and cross- calibration with ASCAT-A; potential revisit of phasing of METOP-A/METOP-B options. (* OSCAT F/O (Oceansat-3) and ASCAT F/O (EPS-SG) mission advocacy and coordination). PC * GPM Constellation phase satellites - continuity for TRMM SST * Sentinel-3 launch and advocacy (ESA) * Commissioning of METOB-B AVHRR/IASI (EUMETSAT) * Development of an SST- constellation requirements paper (work in progress) *Addressing the Gap in dual-view SST measurements since the loss of ENVISAT AATSR (ESA) * Inclusion of HY-2B into the Constellation (SOA) (Advocacy of: NPP/VIIRS (NOAA); COMS (KARI); continuity of passive microwave measurements (GCOM-W, JAXA); MTG (EUMETSAT); GCOM-C (JAXA); Oceansat-3 (ISRO)) WGCapD - WGISS - WGClimate (Once initial rendition of Physical Architecture is complete, first concrete recommendations on climate observation priorities for space segment will be provided. Undertaken in collaboration with CGMS, expected within 2015.) WGCV -
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March deliverables – gnd segment/infosys Gnd Segment/Info Systems ACC - LSI * LSI Explorer (Cross-Catalog, Data Discovery, Data Delivery System) * LSI Web Site OCR - OST - OSVW - PC * PC Data Portal SST * GHRSST framework for data discovery and access inc NRT data * Development of Sentinel-3 Mission Performance Centre and Ground Segment * Implementation of CWIC for SST holdings * Development of Global AVHRR HRPT rescue activity * Common format for SST products (implemented already for all GHRSST data streams and as part of the Sentinel-3 G/S from conception) (Cooperation with International validation teams (e.g Sentinel-3), Coordination of in situ SST radiometer validation activities with ISSI and WGCV (radiometer inter-comparison)) WGCapD * WGCapD web/GEONetCab/GEO portal - capacity building resources WGISS * CEOS IDN: 14,000+ data collections – also via GEO Portal * CWIC: 1,700+ data collections – also via GEO Portal * FedEO: CEOS agency data collections discoverable via GEOSS * Portal systems: LSI, ACC & CEOS Water WGClimate * Essential Climate Variable Inventory. First version and analysis available by Q WGCV -
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March deliverables – products & services Products/Services ACC * Multi Sensor Volcanic Eruption Alert System * Total Ozone ECV support LSI * Terrestrial ECVs OCR * Ocean Colour ECV support: basin to global scale ECV/CDR. IOCCG ECV WG will prepare report on objectives by 2014 OST * Provision and dissemination of SARAL, Cryosat 2 and HY2A altimetry products (and also assimilation into the multi mission DUACS product) * Training programmes OSVW * Consistently reprocessed ASCAT-A mission dataset * Consistently processed OSCAT mission dataset * Standard calibration/validation methodology in coordination with IOVWST * Course on the use of scatterometer winds for marine forecasting – based on needs assessment PC * Precipitation ECV support SST * Improved SST products (L2, L3 and L4) * Improved Multi-Product Ensemble SST L4 diagnostic system (GMPE) * Metrics for SST services, products and users * Development of SST CDR via ESA CCI and GHRSST * Improved CDR from MSG SEVIRI * Improved use of GSICS * Inclusion of QA4EO guidelines in GHRSST data sets (Formal link to WGCV) * Implementation and operation of Diagnostic Data Set (e.g., via the ESA Felyx project) to pilot Ocean SuperSite development. (Advocacy for Ocean SuperSites with Agency cooperation; Coordinate user requirements and feedback for SST Products and Services Advocate for better access to CEOS Member data sets) WGCapD * International Online Certificate Program in Remote Sensing * Inventory of capacity building activities focused on space-derived data * Digital Elevation Models workshops with high resolution DEM data WGISS - WGClimate * Consensus system metrics for assessing ECV maturity end * In depth Data assessment procedure and pilots Q (Both undertaken with SST and OCR VCs (and their associated scientific bodies - GHRSST, IOCCG) and in collaboration with WCRP-DAC) WGCV * GEO strategy for data quality assurance through a CEOS Quality Assurance Framework for Earth Observation (QA4EO) * QA4EO Implementation Pilots and Showcases for key GEO data/information/SBA efforts * Fit for purpose documentation related to system, data and product capability and accuracy * Quality parameter measurement and process guidelines for each quality definition * CEOS Test Sites for operational system of Data and Information Interoperability and Harmonization in CEOS and GEO * Operational collection of calibration data over these sites by agencies * Prototype pre-operational satellite to satellite (optical domain) bias correction
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Space segment Significant variation, even internally, in defining and communicating what the VCs and WGs aim to achieve VCs mainly deliver space segment coordination outcomes and products/services “The Virtual Constellations are seen as one of the biggest assets of CEOS, and the primary mechanism for the coordination of space assets” Isolating, defining, standardising the value added of the VCs for the space segment would help communication & management?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Ground segment, products & services WGs mainly deliver portals/info systems & products/services SIT Vice Chair proposal seeks to standardise on the access to products and services relevant to VCs ‘(portals’)
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March VC & WG deliverables – balance & consistency In light of the consolidated responses, do individual VC/WGs wish to change their statement of deliverables? Should we more generally seek to sharpen scope of VC/WG deliverables and seek to standardise and improve consistency? Clearer deliverables would aid communication and management? Better integration of the VC/WGs with the annual CEOS Work Plan Not much guidance from the Constellations Process Paper (2008) Time for an update?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Adequacy of the 2015 Deliverables for the GEOSS Perspective from CEOS rep to post-2015 GEO WG Discussion Perspective from GEO Secretariat Discussion
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Common obstacles and common solutions “Modular”approach to implementation of VCs – how do agencies coordinate physical contributions to ensuring long-term ECVs? What are the challenges to implementing the VC? (Legal? Financial? Governmental?) Are any of these issues that an agency sees as possibly surmountable through bilateral or other discussions? Can the agencies identify investments, assets, or contributions they might make in ensuring ECV generation? (Even if the institution is not a space agency). What is needed to move the ECV generation forward? (hardware, software, reports, money, etc.)
GEO Blue Planet Task CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March SB-01 – Oceans and Society or “the Blue Planet Task” New Task in the GEO Work Plan Related GEOSS Strategic Targets Climate, Ecosystems, Agriculture, Biodiversity Components: C1 – Global Ocean Information Coordination and Access Lead (CEOS) – M. Dowell (need to provide new CEOS Lead as Mark has been asked to lead on behalf of EU/EC) C2 – Operational Systems for Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Lead (CEOS) – P. Regner (ESA) C3 – A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting Network C4 – Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Oceans and Society Blue Planet Symposium November 2012 – Ilhabella, Brazil Main Outcomes/Actions: Continue developing the SB-01 Task and establish further synergies between the various Task Components Develop a White Paper to elaborate contributions of various programs and elements of Blue Planet CEOS Presentation to Symposium highlighted: Initiatives at the international level to coordinate satellite observations of the ocean that are relevant to the Blue Planet Task of GEO Examples (not meant to be exhaustive) include: CEOS Working Group on Climate – ocean Essential Climate Variables CEOS Virtual Constellations – all main ocean observations! CEOS Carbon Task Force – ocean aspects covered in Strategy report Other transversal issues: e.g., QA4EO Cal/Val
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 ECVGlobal ProductsFCDR required Sea-surface TemperatureIntegrated SST analyses based on satellite and in situ data records IR, MW Sea-surface SalinityDatasets for research on sea-surface salinity MW Sea LevelSea level global mean and regional variability Altimetry Sea StateWave height, other measures of sea Altimetry Sea IceSea-ice concentration, extent, edge, supported by thickness & drift MW, VIS, radar, lidar, SAR altimetry Ocean colorOcean radiometry, Chl-aMultispectral VIS imagery Overview of Oceanic Products for ECVs
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Oceans and Society - Blue Planet at GEO-IX Plenary Albert Fischer, UNESCO/IOC, presented
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Oceans and Society - Blue Planet at GEO-IX Plenary GHRSST Added Value of Blue Planet: Provides new platforms to demonstrate importance of sustained in situ and satellite observations of marine and freshwater environments, and the value of integrating these with models Brings together a wide and diverse community of governmental and academic researchers and provides new platforms for integration of multiple streams of data into products that provide the real value to users Includes a dynamic, focused program in capacity building, complemented by a vigorous, global network of former scholars from developing countries.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March CEOS 2013 Work Plan Expected Outcomes for 2013 – CEOS Support to Key Stakeholder Initiatives 6.5 – Determination of the level and scope of engagement of the four ocean-related Virtual Constellations in the GEO Blue Planet Task Ocean VCs and WGClimate “will participate in a CEOS Oceans Summit to address key activities where CEOS entities can make significant contributions to the newly developed Blue Planet Task.” “Additionally, CEOS will consider how best to capitalize on the existence of the four ocean-related Virtual Constellations by reviewing and investigating the feasibility of creating an overarching entity for operational oceanography.” - Tabled for the moment WELCOME to the Oceans Summit!
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March What is Needed from OCR, OST, OSVW, and SST CEOS Actions in Support of SB-01!!!!
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March CEOS-GEO Actions NEW ACTION GEO Work Plan Task and Component SB-01-C1_1 (in reality addresses all of SB-01) Description Contribute to the definition of the Implementation Plan/white paper for the Oceans and Society: Blue Planet Task, evidencing the significant contributions offered by CEOS ocean Virtual Constellations, the ocean contributions on ECVs and the ocean component of the Carbon Task Force. POC(s) Mark Dowell-WGClimate/EC-JRC ?? (NB: I may have to switch to EC representation on this GEO Task, we may need to identify an alternate, I am happy to continue to represent CEOS as well for now) 2013 Milestones/ Deliverables Implementation Plan / whitepaper paper for Ocean and Society: Blue Planet overarching Task, reflecting significant CEOS contributions Comments 72
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Why Are CEOS Actions Important? Highlight the commitment of Space Agencies to implement the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) Actions focus exclusively on space segment aspects and efforts of Space Agencies to implement Components of the GEO Work Plan and GEOSS Captured in the annual CEOS Implementation Plan CEOS-GEO Actions Workshop, January 23-24,
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March TAKE TWO: SB-01 – Oceans and Society - Blue Planet Task Components: C1 – Global Ocean Information Coordination and Access Lead (CEOS) – M. Dowell (need to provide new CEOS Lead as Mark has been asked to lead on behalf of EU/EC) C2 – Operational Systems for Monitoring of Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Lead (CEOS) – P. Regner (ESA) C3 – A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting Network C4 – Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 CEOS Actions Remapping to GEO Priority Actions for SB-01 Components Each of the four Components has a number of Priority Actions identified. The following is a list of possible CEOS-relevant actions: C1: Promote activities of the IOCCG and applications of remotely-sensed ocean-colour data through coordination, training, liaison between providers and users, advocacy and provision of expert advice. Coordinate with CEOS climate activity plans to optimize its marine elements ACTIONS?? C1: Develop vulnerability and integrated management of coastal zones in order to inventory, protect, and monitor coastal lands in the context of climate change and associated risk (DI-01 connections) ACTIONS?? C2: Fully engage the four ocean-related CEOS Virtual Constellations (see also IN-01) ACTIONS?? 75
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March Execution requires the cooperation of at least two CEOS Agencies 1 2.Execution requires a “significant” level of effort and good coordination (e.g., publication of an article does not need to be followed as an action. The article might be published on 3.Significant and citable benefits towards meeting societal needs 4.Needs to be “Actionable” (properly described, feasible with Lead Agencies (or WG, VC), at least one Contributor, clear Milestones and Deliverables, potential support might be indicated 1 WG and VC considered “multi-agency’” group 76 CEOS Actions Remapping to GEO Priority Actions for SB-01 Components – con’t
CEOS Ocean VCs and GEO Blue Planet – one way forward Eric Lindstrom NASA Headquarters
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Better coordinate near-real time ocean remote sensing data to improve and enhance oceanography applications. Do this as a CEOS contribution to GEO Blue Planet. Give common cause to four CEOS Ocean Virtual Constellations currently working largely in isolation. Intelligently apply coordination lessons learned from CEOS Climate WG for Essential Climate Variables to NRT applications for four Essential Ocean Variables.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Four Ocean VCs Sample of NRT Appl. Sea Surface Temperature – weather, fisheries, coral reef health Ocean Vector Winds – weather, safety at sea, ocean forecasting Ocean Surface Topography – storm surge, tides, hurricane intensity forecasts, ocean forecasting Ocean Color – fisheries, HABs, human health
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 GEO Blue Planet needs CEOS VCs! Global Ocean Information Coordination and Access Operational Systems for Monitoring Marine and Coastal Ecosystems A Global Operational Ocean Forecasting Network Applications of Earth Observations and Information to Sustainable Fishery and Aquaculture Management
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Coordinate with Ocean Forecasting JCOMM Expert Team on Ocean Forecast Systems Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment- (GODAE) OceanView Program Work with them to optimize NRT products – take the lead from GHRSST to enable interchange of data and product development.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Coordinate with Fisheries, HABS, Coral Reefs Provide integrated NRT product stream – beyond SST to Color, Height, and Wind. Address Ocean and Human Health issues with the full force of satellites?
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Coordinate with Weather Work toward seamless information for severe weather and safety at sea warnings. Hurricane research and operational intensity forecasting with integrated ocean data sets. Consider impact on storm surge forecasting from better NRT wind and height data.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Benefits to CEOS Recognize that this activity can utilize many more data streams than presently captured by activities of Climate WG. Can harness CEOS Ocean data for immediate and practical societal benefits. Encourages and realizes NRT sharing of information for all.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 CEOS Actions?? Build a mechanism for 4 Ocean VCs to share information, contacts, and present uses of NRT data. Assess the barriers to seamless use and sharing of NRT Ocean VC data. Build a CEOS Workplan for enabling a global NRT ocean data stream.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Blue Planet “One intent of Blue Planet is to create an organogram to show how many of the activities that are being conducted with respect to oceans contribute to the many SBAs; there is confusion on how everything fits together; what the acronyms mean; what entities are doing. We first need to understand all the pieces” (KA Sawyer in Blue Planet Summary) Lets make CEOS part of the solution to this problem!
CEOS Deliverables for GEOSS Data Discovery and Access Heritage, recent efforts, possible solutions using HMA-CWIC & discussion Name Satoko Horiyama MIURA OrganizationWGISS Chair/JAXA CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA DateMarch12, 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Contents 1.Goal 2.Future Steps towards the Goal 3.Recommendations (just introduction) 4.Heritage 5.Recent Efforts 6.Background of Recommendations 7.Response to the Plenary Action 8.Recommendations (before discussion) 9.Discussion 10.Recommendations (reflecting discussion results, ask for endorsement) 11.Way Forward 88
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Goal All of the “OPEN” CEOS Agencies’ data can be discovered and accessed from external clients (e.g. CEOS and GEO Portals) It should be independent of the technical implementation/standards and without any discrimination. 89 Overall, 70% of CEOS mission data is accessible (OPEN). This includes all missions launched since 2000.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Future Steps towards the Goal 1.To improve data discovery through GEO portal 2.To improve data access through GEO Portal Several recommendations were prepared to implement the above steps (shown in the following slides). After discussion, SIT participants will be asked to endorse those. 90
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Recommendations (introduction) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access 1.[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting 2.[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically. 3.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery. 91
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Heritage 1.CEOS agencies have several useful systems/tools such as: CWIC FedEO (based on HMA-science) IDN Each Agency’s systems/tools 2.At the last plenary meeting (Nov., 2012), there was intense discussion on CEOS agencies’ data discovery and access. ACTION : “WGISS to engage related agencies and to lead an investigation into the opportunities and obstacles for the interoperability of HMA and CWIC, providing a report and recommendations to SIT-28.” 92
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Recent Efforts 1.Strategic Discussion a.Two telecons among WGISS, SIT chair team and SIT Vice Chair telecon in December and February (1)Covered broader perspective on how to improve CEOS agencies’ data discovery and access b.One Telecon with CEOS members in February 2.Technical Discussion a.Four telecons among HMA team, CWIC team and WGISS telecon in January and February 3. exchange 93
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Background for Recommendations In order to be “discoverable” through GEO Portal, datasets need to be registered to IDN in advance. This is a necessary 1 st step. The IDN team is happy to support you on how to start the registration. Please contact to “gsfc- if you need any help. Recommendation 1: Datasets Registration CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. 94
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Background for Recommendations As of February 26th, more than 14,000 datasets from CEOS agencies were registered. But, a.For a significant part of them, the information returned in the query results is either wrong or inaccurate (e.g. obsolete information). b.The IDN team currently runs a link checker program on the catalog on weekly basis and when broken links are discovered the IDN team contacts the record owners. But sometimes record owners themselves are obsolete! Recommendation 2 : IDN Data Maintenance In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically. 95
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Background for Recommendations 1.If datasets are registered to IDN, they are discoverable from the GEO Portal. 2.But “discoverable” does not necessarily equal to “efficiently accessible”. a.Even if a hyperlink appears, it may lead to the top page of another system. Users have to search the dataset again. (= accessible but not “efficiently” accessible) b.Or no hyperlink appears due to some reason. (= not accessible) Recommendation 3 : Navigation for users CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery. 96
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March CEOS Data Policy Study Results 387 Mission-Instrument Combinations Open (no registration) = 42% Open (simple registration) = 22% Open (advanced approval) = 6% Restricted = 14% No Access or Unknown = 16% Comments Overall, 70% of CEOS mission data is accessible (OPEN). This includes all missions launched since First release of results available on the CEOS website under SEO. A prototype CEOS Data Policy Portal has also been released.
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Response to the Plenary Action 1.FedEO (based on HMA-science) team and CWIC team agreed to specify and implement one common external interface, “CEOS OpenSearch”. Details need to be discussed by the team from FedEO and CWIC, but here are tentative milestones. (1)Specify the standard using current implementations of the specifications: After SIT-28 ~ Sep., 2014 (2)FedEO and CWIC teams implement the CEOS OpenSearch standard for external client access: ~Feb., CEOS and other Community Portals will need to implement only one access standard to search and access data from CWIC & FedEO. 98
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 EO-DAIL FEDEO Clearinghouse NASA ECHO Gateway ESA Missions OGC EOP EP (HMA) Legend: EUMETSAT European Missions DMC VITO MDA Spot Image DLR Disasters Charter CNES NASA ECHO NASA CEOS portals GEO Portal ESA/ESRIN Note: All HMA interfaces (green) already available and connected to FedEO. Others coming. IDN USGS LSI CWIC Missions INPE NASA NOAA CLASS GHRSST JAXACCRSISRO AOE (China ) Beijing-1 NSMC/FengYun CRESDA CWIC HMA – CWIC Interoperability OGC OpenSearch OGC CSW 99
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Recommendations (before discussion) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access 1.[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting 2.[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically. 3.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery. 100
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 DISCUSSION Modification of Recommendations (as needed) 101
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Recommendations (ask for approval) Recommendations to improve CEOS agencies’ “OPEN” data discovery and access 1.[Datasets Registration] CEOS agencies are strongly urged to register their datasets to IDN. Target date = The next Plenary Meeting 2.[IDN Data Maintenance] In order to keep datasets accurate and timely, each agency should check their records in IDN periodically. 3.[Navigation for users] CEOS agencies should take the appropriate measures for easily leading users to products after data discovery. 102
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Way Forward 1.Side meeting on March 15th (after SIT-28) Technical issues and more details will be discussed. 2.WGISS-35 Meeting (May 6-10) Detailed discussion on WGISS contributions. 3.GEO IIB and Work Plan Symposium (June 3-7) According to the results from the meeting on March 15 th, CEOS will report/present their contributions. 4.CEOS Plenary (November) Report the 2013 activities results and 2014 plan, including preparation for to “Sprint to Summit”. 5.GEO Plenary/Summit (January 2014?) Sprint to Summit, Exhibition? 103 Strategic Technical Strategic Technical Strategic
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March 2013 Acronyms CWIC: CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog IDN: International Directory Network HMA: Heterogeneous Missions Accessibility 104
SIT-28 agenda items CEOS SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA 11 th March 2013
SIT-28 Meeting Hampton, Virginia, USA March SIT-28 agenda content Tuesday pm is VC & WG session 2015 deliverables topic (1h10m) 1-page/3-min report on deliverables from each VC/WG Conclusions from today and Principals discussion VC Membership, Composition & Sustainability (40m) Conclusions from today and Principals discussion VC/WG selected topic (30m) Or extended time on existing topic CEOS Deliverables for GEOSS Data Discovery and Access (1h15m) Need a clear way ahead for Principals to discuss VC portals study LSI terms of reference (20m)